I wish I could tell you that I woke up one morning and knew everything there is to know about herbs, oils, and crafting my own skin care products. Obviously, that is not the case. I have been learning my craft from the moment I was born. My mom was a “green woman” who wild-harvested herbs and berries and fashioned many of my childhood belongings with her bare hands. Naturally, I was exposed to canning, gardening, harvesting fruits and veggies, and herbal medicine from her. The only thing I did not pick up was her knack for crocheting and knitting (darn!).
Fast forward to adulthood and I still crave gifts from nature and have an adoration and respect for the healing properties provided by Mother Nature in the form of vibrations and plants. I am enrolled in the East West School of Planetary Herbology where I am training to become an herbalist.
I read a lot of books and attend a lot of classes. Many of my favorite books are about crafting homespun natural beauty products. I would like to share with you my recommendations for books that taught me the basics of formulating homemade skin-pampering recipes.